Thought of the day: “you have nothing to prove to anyone.” ~ Sensei Jonathan Weiner said that to me today as I was having a crisis of faith. My crisis was this: I love Aikido – it’s the only physical endeavor that even comes close to fulfilling me since I stopped racing a bike 10 years ago. But my large body (6′ 2″ and 220 pounds) has had 3 different injuries in the last 3 weeks. So I talked to him and asked him if my aspiration to reach Black Belt was a pipe dream – he said not a pipe dream and we’ll make adjustments. Then he made the statement above. Here’s my question to YOU… Who in your life right now tells you ‘…you have nothing to prove to anyone…’? If there isn’t anyone, find one. We all need that reminder when we’re off. If we don’t get that reminder we end up thinking we have something to prove to everyone. And that is a mind virus. Thank you for your wisdom Weiner Sensei!
Author: Zahid Buttar
I’m a servant, husband, father, entrepreneur, leader and athlete. In that order. I teach others how to unlock and maximize those roles in their lives.